Kittelson’s NW La Center Road/I-5 Interchange Improvements project has won two awards:
- 2018 Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Oregon TopProject award (transportation category) for excellence in the region’s built environment; and
- 2018 American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter Project of the Year award (transportation category, $25-75 million division) for excellence in the delivery of a public works project that has a profound impact on the community.
The NW La Center/I-5 interchange, located in La Center, Washington, opened in April 2017. It was designed to accommodate traffic volumes generated by a new casino, resort and tribal center for the Cowlitz Tribe. The interchange supports long-term traffic demands and pedestrian/bicycle activities, lowers maintenance costs, improves aesthetics, provides a gateway to the city of La Center and the Cowlitz Reservation, and is safer for the traveling public. Kittelson was the prime consultant, joined by team members CH2M (now Jacobs), Olson Engineering, Lifescape International, and Otak.
Kittelson was presented with the TopProject award at DJC’s awards ceremony held May 17, 2018, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The APWA WA Project of the Year award was announced at the APWA WA spring conference held April 17-20, 2018, in Vancouver, Washington.